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CAPITAL SHIPS

MISHIMA coastal defence battleships (1897-1899/1905)

Okinoshima 1905

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
見島 <Mishima> (ex-Адмирал Сенявин<Admiral Senyavin>)   New Admiralty, St. Petersburg, Russia / Maizuru K K 2/8/1892 23/8/1894 16/7/1897 // 7/1905 submarine tender 1928
沖ノ島 <Okinoshima> (ex-Генерал-адмирал Апраксин<General-admiral Apraxin>)   New Admiralty, St. Petersburg, Russia / Maizuru K K 25/10/1894 13/5/1896 17/8/1899 // 9/1905 hulk 1922
  

Displacement normal, t

4126 - 4165

Displacement full, t

4270 - 5050

Length, m

84.6 pp 86.4 oa

Breadth, m

15.9

Draught, m

5.18 - 5.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Mishima: VTE, 8 cylindrical boilers

Okinoshima: VTE, 18 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

5750

Max speed, kn

16

Fuel, t

coal 400

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armour, mm

Harvey steel - belt: 254 - 152, bulkheads: 203 - 152, deck: 76 - 51, turrets: 203 - 178, CT: 203 - 178

Armament

Mishima: 2 x 2 - 254/42 (rus), 4 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong T, 4 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 2 x 1 - 47/30 Hotchkiss Mk I

Okinoshima: 1 x 2 - 254/42 (rus), 1 х 1 - 254/42 (rus), 6 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong T

Complement

404

Ship project history: The former Russian coast defence battleships Admiral Senyavin and General-Admiral Apraksin, captured 28/5/1905 after Tsushima battle.

Ship protection: Main belt (51.8x2.1m) was closed by 203-152mm bulkheads. Main deck was 51mm between barbettes and 76mm at ship ends.

Modernizations: 3/1907, Mishima: - 4 x 1 - 120/40, 4 x 1 - 76/40, 2 x 1 - 47/30; + 6 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong Z

Naval service: Ammunition explosion has happened in the spring of 1907 on Mishima. Both ships participated from 27/10/1914 till 1/11/1914 in bombardment of coast positions of Germans in Tsingtao. Okinoshima served as TS, in 1915 she was disarmed and converted to barrack ship; she was sold for scrap in 1939. Mishima in 1918 was disarmed and converted into the icebreaker (ram was sheared, fwd turret demounted), the aft turret was stored. In 1928 Mishima was stricken and converted to repair ship, and later to a hulk. In 1936 the former battleship was converted to target and sunk on manoeuvres.

Mishima

Okinoshima

 

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